> Ryan Coleman wrote: >>> Ryan Coleman wrote: >>>>> Ryan Coleman wrote: >>> Oh, I completely forgot to ask... >>> >>> Does the RAID still operate even though one disk is bad? >>> >>> After all, that is the purpose of RAID-5. stripe, with parity. One >>> fails, the other two (or N) keep right on going... >>> >>> Or, is it a RAID-5 card that you put into operation as a RAID-0 span? >>> >>> If the latter is the case, good luck ;) >> >> No, I'm not that stupid. :) My old job, we had the big LaCie drives and >> one of the 4 250Gs in it would fail and they were f*ed. I went to >> replace >> the drive right away so I wouldn't be in that situation. >> >> When I went to rebuild in the BIOS it failed at 2%, no matter what 250G >> drive I put in to fill the spot. > > Hrm... I didn't implicitly attempt to call you stupid. I was asking a > question, and laying out info for others that may not know as they > follow the thread... > > Besides...if you are seriously considering a 7TB storage facility, then > you already know that building a proper RAID solution should include > controllers that are hot-swappable, and will rebuild the array either as > soon as you pop a new drive in, or with a hot-spare, without having to > reboot and waste three hours rebuilding via a BIOS software. >
I didn't mean to make it seem like you did, I just wanted to say I'm no fool :) I can rebuild with HighPoint's web interface when necc. and I hope to be able to upgrade the controller from the 8-port I have to a 12-port in the next year this putting a spare in the case. I have two extra drives still in their bags in case something does happen, I don't have to wait days to get a replacement drive in. I'm sorry I implied that you called me stupid. Just been a struggle with this one machine for the last few weeks. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"